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Special Status for Tatarstan: Validity of Claims and Limits on Sovereignty

Alexei Zverev

in Contextualizing Secession

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9780199258710
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601880 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199258716.003.0007
 Special Status for Tatarstan: Validity of Claims and Limits on Sovereignty

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The first section of this chapter places Tatarstan within the theoretical debate on secession. The second and third sections trace the historical evolution of Tatar national and cultural identity and the Tatar struggle for sovereignty. The fourth section weighs the just cause and choice theories against the arguments for Tatarstan’s secession and/or qualified sovereignty.

Keywords: federalism; nationalism; power-sharing treaties; Russia; secession; sovereignty; Tatarstan

Chapter.  10415 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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